Babar broke Virat Kohli's world record, became the king of T20

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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Pakistan captain Babar Azam scored 44 runs off 43 balls Babar became the highest run scorer in T20 International cricket

New Delhi. Pakistan captain Babar Azam has become the king of T20 International cricket. Babar broke Virat Kohli's world record in the T20 World Cup against hosts USA. Right-handed batsman Babar scored 44 runs in this match. Babar has become the highest run scorer in T20 International cricket. He needed 16 runs in this match to overtake Virat Kohli. The Pakistani captain has scored 4067 runs in 120 matches while Virat Kohli is second with 4038 runs in 118 matches and Rohit Sharma has slipped to third place with 4026 runs in 152 matches.

Only three batsmen have managed to touch the 4000 mark in T20 International cricket. All three are from Asia. In this match played at Grand Pierre Stadium in Dallas, Babar Azam scored 44 runs in 43 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes. Babar shared a 72-run partnership for the third wicket with Shadab Khan (40) when the team was in trouble after losing three wickets for 26 runs. Virat Kohli and Rohit have a golden opportunity to overtake Babar Azam. Indian batsmen can push Babar Azam to number three by playing a brilliant innings against Pakistan on June 9.

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Babar Azam has scored 3 centuries in 113 innings
Babar Azam has scored 3 centuries and 36 half-centuries in 113 innings of T20 International matches. Kohli has one century and 37 half-centuries to his name while Rohit has scored 5 centuries and 36 half-centuries. Ireland captain Paul Stirling is in fourth place in terms of scoring the most runs in T20 International matches. Stirling has scored 3591 runs in 143 matches while New Zealand's Martin Guptill has scored 3531 runs in 122 matches.

America beat Pakistan in super over
Mohammad Aamir bowled aimlessly in the super over and gave away 18 runs including 7 wides. After which Saurabh Netravalkar gave just 13 runs to give America an upset win by five runs over former champion Pakistan in a very exciting match of Group A of ICC T20 World Cup. This is America's second consecutive win. In Aamir's super over, America scored 18 runs for one wicket with the innings of Aaron James (11) and Harmeet Singh (00 not out). In reply, Pakistan's team could score only 13 runs for one wicket in Netravalkar's over. Fakhar Zaman (00 not out), Iftikhar Ahmed (04) and Shadab Khan (03 not out) came to bat for Pakistan.

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